Without a doubt Pinterest is a great site to go to for DIY crafts and tricks to make life a little easier. However, not all pins are created equal and everyone has had a project they attempted fall through.
While a project may show up over and over again, that doesn’t necessarily mean its going to work. That’s why the folks over at Mashable have created a list of some of the most popular tricks on Pinterest that don’t actually work. Here are some good ones to know:
- There are many pins that claim that by breaking open a glow stick and pouring the liquid into clear nail polish, you can create glow-in-the-dark nail polish. While it might look like it works simply by looking at the nail polish bottle, when you put it on you just end up with regular old clear polish that doesn’t glow-in-the-dark.
- Another popular pin claims that you can clean your toilet with Coke. Simply pour the coke in, let it sit and it will act like a cleaning agent. Unfortunately, all it really does is leave a stain that takes several flushes and regular toilet cleaner to get off.
- Supposedly you can create a tattoo that will last a month using a sharpie, baby powder and hair spray. While the process is simple, the hairspray actually smudges the “tattoo” and it still rinses off in the shower.
- Another hoax is that mouthwash can help heal bruises. Simply dipping a cotton ball in mouthwash and pressing it against the bruise is supposed to help them heal faster and immediately make them look better. While the mouthwash may feel soothing, it’s not actually going to help with a bruise.
So before you attempt any new Pinterest-inspired projects, be sure to check out the full list at Mashable.com so you don’t end up with any major disappointments.